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Steam Whistle Brewery

The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 362-2337
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$36*
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Ranked #14 of 170 Activities in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-24 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner.
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Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Found it on left wing of the roundhouse when visting the train museum no far from CN-Tower. Stepped in and was offered a free glas of beer. The quality of the Pilsener made me go to make the tour through the brewery. Only took the tour for $ 10 as I was going next day to Mexico and was not... More

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Watertown, New York
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Steamwhistle tour is a great side trip in Toronto. Right across from CN tower in old railroad roundhouse. The building itself is very interesting and the company is well run and very earth friendly. the tour discusses many of the recycling and green efforts the company is involved in. The tour is great, and so is the beer, very... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Saw the brewery from the train museum so just nipped in where we where offered a free glass of beer which was really good. Did not do the tour but could see some of the machinery from the bar. They also had a good shop with beer for sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stuck for something to do today, we chanced upon the brewery, noticed they do a tour and decided to join in. We were not disappointed. The brewery itself (which I won't go into too much here) seems to have been formed on a solid, ethical and environmental basis which I liked very much. The tour itself was informative and our... More

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Barrie, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been to Steam Whistle more than a few times. There is a fee to do the tour, but if you just wanted to stop in before a Jays/Argos/Leafs/Raptors game or other event in the area and get a free sample, you totally should. Don't get me wrong, the tour is worth the money and time, if you answer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We made a reservation and made it for the wrong day, phoned back and had no issues getting it changed to the day we were going to be in Toronto. Got there and got lots of free beer and also bought a bottle each. Guide was funny and informative.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stopped in with my mom, husband, and 14 month-old for a tour after hearing of SWB's sustainable practices. Not only was their pilsner refreshing yet flavorful, the tour was informative. My favorite part of the whole experience is how environmentally conscious they are. They don't have the "holier than thou" attitude despite their dedication to doing things right, and... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was completely blown away at the amount of charisma and personality that Shane, our tour guide, possessed! He was professional, knowledgeable and fun. The only thing wrong with this tour is that it wasn't long enough! FANTASTIC (and cheap) experience for anyone new to the city. I definitely recommend it to students (it's super cheap and you get free... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You get a free sample of beer just by walking into this place! I did the $10 tour which included a free glass at the end. I was expecting a little cheap one but it's actually a full size nice glass one! The tour is great, very informative and you get a bottle of beer to drink as you go... More

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

had an excellent experience at the Steamwhistle Brewery. Solid brick atmosphere, fifteen dollars for the tour PLUS a six pack, including complimentary samples. Max was our tour guide, she was informative, chillin and peppy - and clearly shared our love for beer. Pulled beers right off the line for us all to enjoy on the tour, earphones allowed the small... More

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